Learn how to read Korean script in a matter of hours!
Using a unique, tried and tested algorithm, this book teaches you how to quickly and efficiently recognise letters and common words in Korean script. Whether you're travelling and want to understand the words around you, or preparing to learn Korean and want to master the basics, this is the book for you.
In this book you will find:
An introduction to Korean script
Plenty of practice activities to help you recognise each letter of the alphabet
Helpful mnemonics to make you remember the shape of each letter
Accompanying audio files so you know how to pronounce letters and words
Handy tips to help you decipher common and familiar words
The audio for this course can be downloaded from the Teach Yourself Library app or streamed at library.teachyourself.com.
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Although Hangul's individual basic letters are easily memorized, most foreign students of Korean struggle to read the language well even several years into their study because many of the sounds the letters represent are unfamiliar, and because they are not written in one direction, but combined into syllabic blocks. Therefore, even most advanced textbooks resort to Romanization of Korean words, which are placed under the Hangul text, but as Western eyes naturally focus on the familiar forms, this hinders rather than helps reading fluency. Thankfully, Judith Meyer now offers a pedagogical breakthrough with her fresh new approach to learning Hangul. Any beginning student of Korean would be well advised to work through this book on script before opening any introductory grammatical textbook. The small investment of time required will soon be paid back with ample interest in the ability to read with ease.